BRIAN HERBERT - AFRICAN WILDLIFE ARTIST & CONSERVATIONIST
TOUR OF ART EXHIBITIONS IN EUROPE 2013-2014 OF BRIAN HERBERT’S AFRICAN WILDLIFE ART PAINTINGS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS, DENMARK, NORWAY, GERMANY AND FRANCE AND EXHIBITIONS IN THE USA & CANADA 2015 OF BRIAN HERBERT’S AFRICAN WILDLIFE ART PAINTINGS TO STOP RHINO & ELEPHANT POACHING
THE PAINTING EXHIBITED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE PAINTINGS WHICH WILL BE IN THE EXHIBITIONS IN 2013-2015
Please Note: the paintings in ‘EVENTS’ (EUROPE 2013-2014 & USA & CANADA 2015 EXHIBITIONS) have been inserted with their own catalogue number and the original’ size. At the bottom of each paragraph in Italics is information on the Limited Edition Prints and Un-Limited Print, with print prices and print sizes. To purchase our Prints go to our website ‘SHOP’.
Catalogue No 1. Impala Females in Shade: Canvas size 8’ x 5” & 2.44m x 1.525m
Impala Females in Shade: (Swahili translation for Impala Females in Shade is Kinokero kike katika kivuli) The painting shows two female Impala taking cover under an Acacia tree. Each one is keeping an eye out for predators. Female Impala are wonderful caring mothers, after six and a half months she will give birth in a secluded safe spot and away from the herd, after birth the new born will be cleaned of its after birth by the mother, this is the first of the bonding processes between mother and fawn.
Catalogue No 3: Canvas size 3' x 4 1/4'' & 1.022m x 0.915m
Marabou Storks Dancing: (Swahili translation for Marabou Storks Dancing is Marabou Korongo Mchezo). They are 1.5m tall and weigh around 8.5kg. With a wing span of near on 3m, in flight they are masters of the skies gracefully soaring to great heights they have drome like vision and can spot a free meal from thousands of metres/feet above ground, they are the birds that clean up what other animals have left behind.
Catalogue No 5. Gerenuk Sunset: Canvas size 3’8” x2’10” & 1.115m x 0.865m
Gerenuk Sunset: (Swahili translation for Gerenuk Sunset is Gerenuk Jua Lituapo) Showing a Gerenuk reaching on its hind legs and with its long neck the foliage above the ground level, smaller gazelle species feed off the lower stems of the acacia bushes and small trees; the Gerenuk has four Marabou Storks for company. Gerenuk (Litocrannius walleri) there height is about 95cm at the shoulder, as seen in the small insert picture, with a very long neck which is elongated with lovely long legs to match.
Catalogue No 6. Last light: Canvas size 3’8” x 2’10” & 1.11m x 0.865m
Last light:(Swahili for Elephant is Ndovu and Swahili for Last Light is mwisho mwanga) the last light of the African sun in the evening and the first light of the new dawn in the morning are the main drinking times at rivers and waterholes. A lone young elephant bull is quite capable of caring and defending itself. All elephant herds have had a first class education from the Matriarch (Swahili for Matriarch is Mzee mwanamke) of the herd.
Catalogue No 7. Cool Black Rhino: Canvas size 3’8” x 2’10” & 1.11m x 0.865m
Cool Black Rhino: (Swahili translation for Cool Black Rhino is Baridi Kidodo Eusi Faru) Africa can be very warm during the day and cold at night, the Black Rhino (has a pointed lip) loves a cool muddy wallow, the mud dries on its hide, thus protecting its skin, something like sun block which humans have only just discovered, the rhinoceros has done this for millions of years, some humans pay for a face pack to improve their skin complexion.
Catalogue No 9. Kudu in Mt Kenya Shadow: Canvas size 3’ x2’4” & 0.915m x 0.72m
Kudu in Mt Kenya Shadow: (Swahili translation for Kudu in Mt Kenya’ Shadow is Tandala Katika kivuli Kirinyaga) I have combined Mt Kenya and The Greater Kudu together as both represent nature at its utmost pinicle of life on earth since volcanos are living and or dormont. The Greater Kudu is a most magical species on earth. The male Kudu horns are spireled and shaped into two and a half twists sometimes more and can be a meter long.
Catalogue No 10. Sleeping Giant: Canvas size 3’x2’4” & 0.92m x 0.71m
Sleeping Giant: (Swahili for Elephant is Ndovu and Swahili for Sleeping Giant is Kulala jitu) Elephant herds are generally in family groups and feed for long hours during the day and night possibly up to seventeen hours over a twenty four hour period, the length of time feeding is mainly due to the very low protein diet, from the acacia bushes and trees in East Africa.
Catalogue No 11. Mt Mwenzi Old Buffalo: Canvas size 3’ x 2’4” & 0.915m x 0.72m
Mt Mwenzi Old Buffalo: (Swahili for Mt Mwenzi Old Buffalo is Mlima Mwenzi Mzee Nyati) Brian has illustrated his old Buffalo in a forest clearing on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, the Mountain of Mwenzi is the mother of Kilimanjaro that is next to the main mountain in its own territory; the buffalo painting shows it has been through the wars fighting to defend the herd and its territory and has scares on his horns and face.
Catalogue No 12. Thompson Gazelle Brothers: Canvas size 3’x2’4” & 0.925m x 0.71m
Thompson Gazelle Brothers: (Swahili for Thompson Gazelle Brothers is Swala Thomi Ndugus) The gazelle sitting and resting on the left is keeping a close look out facing ahead and the middle gazelle is keeping a look out to the rear and the right hand side gazelle is keeping a look out to it right, a all round look out and they use the plains hills and grasses as cover.
Catalogue No 13. Violet’s Waterbuck: Canvas size 2’6” x 2’1” & 0.775m x 0.65m
Violet’s Waterbuck: (Swahili for Waterbuck is Forhi Tohe) As shown in Brian’s painting hidden in thick tree foliage and having water as a protective barrier between itself and predators. This painting is named after my beautiful mother Violet who is in a photograph in my biography in the 1950’s: BRIAN’S BEAUTIFUL MOTHER VIOLET section. Waterbuck distribution has been vastly reduced by human activity through farming where as water is used for farm crops.
Catalogue No 14. Mother and Son: Canvas size 2’6” x 2’ & 0.775m x 0.615m
Mother and Son: (Swahili translation for Mother and Son is Mama Nzazi na Mtoto Kijana) Giraffes are very protective of their young and will kick any predator and sometimes kill a Lion or Hyenas after giving birth while she waits for her new born to stand for the first time, which can take up to five minutes. Giraffe (Giraffe camelopardalis) Habitat acacia trees due to their height and will browse acacia bushes and will graze the flowers of the acacia trees and the very small leaves and thorns.
Catalogue No 15. Wildebeest Wildfire: Canvas size 2’6” x 2” & 0.77m x 0.64m
Wildebeest Wildfire: (Swahili for Wildebeest Wildfire is Nyumbu enea upesi nino) Wildebeest are a species that have adopted the meaning of herding to the extreme. A species that has been one of Africa’s Masai plains success stories, they communicate with one another like no other Alcelaphinae species on earth in the good times of plenty of lush green grasses and into the dry season, they will move in mass for thousands of miles seeking out feed for their new born calves, which are born on the move.
Catalogue No 16. Congo Okapi Screams: Canvas size 3’ x 1’8” & 0.915m x 0.51m
Congo Okapi Screams: (Swahili for Congo Okapi Screams is Congo Okapi kilio cha kiyowe) As shown in Brian’s painting, the Okapi is just outside the Congolese forest foliage in the open. Okapi antelope are a very shy forest species; they have a very long tong very much like Giraffes.
Catalogue No 17. Impala at Home: Canvas size 2’6” x 1’8” & 0.77m x 0.51m
Impala at Home: (Swahili translation for Impala at Home is Kinokero Nyumbani) As shown in Brian’s painting a Impala male alone. They do live in all male groups, they are widely distributed throughout Africa from Mount Elgon just north of the equator in East Africa then southwards towards South Africa.
Catalogue No 19. Bush Fire: Canvas size 2’6” x 1’8” & 0.77m x 0.51m
Bush Fire: Zebra (Swahili translation for Bush Fire is Kichaka Moto) Fires are common in the dry season across Africa, Brian has shown a Zebra which he has illustrated as been through a Bush Fire and the animal has its eyelashes burnt and its appearance looked hellish.Take note of the burnt bushes in the background. After bush fires new grass stems start growing within a week. Common Zebra (Equus Burchilli) there height is about 150cm at the shoulder.
Catalogue No 20. Michael’ Rhino: Canvas size 2’6” x 1’8” & 0.77m x 0.51m
Michael’ Rhino: (Swahili translation for Michael’ Rhino is Michael’ Faru) As shown in Brian’s painting a lone Black Rhino eyeing up his cool spot away from the mid day hot African sun. In memory of Brian' brother Michael.
Catalogue No 22. Forest Suni: Canvas size 2’ x 2’6” & 0.76m x 0.615m
Forest Suni: (Swahili for Forest Suni is Mustumi Suni) A gazelle which is shy and very small only 60cm high and will live in forest and places that offer cover from predators, Brian has tried to illustrate the Suni’s behaviour in his painting, by showing the animal exiting its forest range in the morning notice the Suni’s face and its almost dog like stance frozen to the spot pointing, keeping an eye out in the surrounding bush.
Catalogue No 23. Zebra Family at Kili Waterhole: Canvas size 3’ x 1'8” & 0.915m x 0.51m
Zebra Family at Kili Waterhole: (Swahili translation for Zebra Family Water-hole is Pundamilia Jamaa katika shimo Maji) The painting of the Masai plains south of Mt Kilimanjaro showing a family of Burchell’s Zebra drinking at a newly formed water point after the rains have arrived with a mature female with mother and the stallion father who is drinking while mother and daughter keep look out for predators.
Catalogue No 24. Giraffe Sunset Moon: Canvas size 2’6” x 1’8” & 0.77m x 0.51m
Giraffe Sunset Moon: (Swahili for Giraffe Sunset Moon is Twiga Jua Lituapo Mwezi) A lone adult Giraffe looking for night time cover in the Sunset Halo and light of the Moons Halo, the acacia short bushes and acacia trees are reflecting the Sun and Moons rays of light, midday sun will take cover under trees and they do feed at night, in herds they sit and stand in different directions keeping an eye out for predators.
Catalogue No 26. Eland in Lighting Strike: Canvas size 2’6” x 1’8” & 0.77m x 0.51m
Eland in Lightning Strike: (Swahili translation for Eland in Lightning Strike is Pofu katika mgomo radi) the painting shows an Eland out in the open for safety away from lightening strikes, notice the lightening flash across its body when it turns to look at the thunder sand lighting. During the rainy season in Kenya electrical lightening storms are common across the African plains.
Catalogue No 35: Canvas size 1’x8” x 1’4” & 0.51m x 40.1m
Saddle-billed Storks Feeding: (Swahili for Saddle Bill Storks Feeding is Tandiko-billed Koromgo chukula). Is the tallest of the stork family reaching a height of 1.5 meters the males can are heavier than the females and can be up to seventeen pounds (over 7 kg) they are widespread across Africa.
Catalogue No 39. Kudu Female in Forest: Canvas size 6’ x 3’ & 1.83m x 0.915m
Kudu Female in Forest: (Swahili translation for Kudu Female in Forest is Tandala Mwanamke Kwa Mustumi) the painting shows a young kudu at a small stream in a tree lined river bank, this is common in Kenya step away from the river area and the open plains can be dryer. The female Greater Kudu is hornless unlike the males. Once a female reaches maturity they can have a calf, the gestation period is eight months.
Catalogue No 45. Hyena Home Alone: Canvas size 2’6” x 1’8” & 0.77m x 0.51m
Hyena Home Alone: (Swahili translation for Hyena Home Alone is Fisi Nyumba Peke yake) the painting shows a Spotted Hyena in the bush just before sunrise feeling vunerable. They are a pack animal and live in an extended family group. They hunt in packs and are very organised in the hunt. Spotted Hyena’ hunting in packs will bring down a mature Buffalo or even larger prey.
Catalogue No 29. Hyde Park Serpentine: Canvas size 2’6” x 1’8” & 0.77m x 0.51m
Hyde Park Serpentine: Brain painted the Serpentine in the 1980’s when he was living opposite Hyde Park in London’s Westminster. He lived in Inverness Terrace, Queensway, London W2. Where Lady Diana (HRH Princes of Wales) lived in Kensington Palace, across the road in Hyde Park, in Kensington Palace Gardens.Eleanor Herbert (Brian’ daughter) was born at St Marys Hospital Paddington in London in the same maternity ward and room where Princes Diana of Wales gave birth to Prince William on the 21st June 1982 the future King of Britain.
Catalogue No 63. Greyhounds Cast Aside: Canvas size 2’ 6” x 1’ 8” & 76.2cm x 50.8cm
Greyhounds Cast Aside: Greyhounds are bred for racing and as a pedigree show dog and family pet. An intelligent breed and gentle. Reaching a speed of 63 kilometres per hour (39 mph) 18 metres per second (59 feet per second). They can be cast aside after their racing life is over.
Catalogue No 65. Little Venice London: Canvas size 2’6” x 1’8” & 0.77m x 0.515m
Little Venice, London: Near Paddington Station and is on the junction of the Regents Canal and the Grand Union Canal. There are canal boat trips to London Zoo through a long canal tunnel approaching the bird aviary beside the zoo. This beautiful painting was painted on the canal bridge overlooking the scene. This painting is to celebrate Eleanor my first born child’s birth.
Catalogue No 68. Paradise: Canvas size 2’ x 1’8” & 0.62m x 0.52m
Paradise: This canvas is set in a colourful, beautiful, calm and tranquil setting, the painting does not warrant an explanation to describe the beauty of this canvas and paint colours coming together to transform a blank canvas. The whole concept of the painting is that I wanted each individual to let their imagination have the pleasure to be their own. This painting is to celebrate James my third born child’s birth.
Catalogue No 72. Covent Garden London: Canvas size 2’4” x 1’8” & 0.615m x 0.515m
Covent Garden, London: Covent Garden London: The name came from Westminster Abbey (where William and Kate Middleton married), the area was once a fruit orchard, the name given to the area was called (Garden of the Abbey and Convent), now a twenty first century tourist destination with pubs, shops and restaurants. The forground where Brain painted this painting no longer exists, since then the area has been redeveloped as a massive extension to the National Opera House. The cobble stones area as seen in the foreground of the painting is where street artist perform. This painting is to celebrate Elaine my second born child’s birth.
Brian Herbert designed and hand crafted his own black frames as seen in the EVENTS page. His designs of the frames have been to incorporate the hills of the African landscapes and the corners of the frames represent a symbolic fortification to keep the African animals safe. The frames are part of Brian Herbert’s artworks.
Please Note: While the sales of the Limited Edition Prints reduce in numbers, the price of the prints increases over time. On the 1st of January every year Limited Edition, Framed Limited Edition and Unlimited prints increase by 2%. While the sales of the Limited Edition, Framed Limited Edition and Unlimited Prints reduce in numbers so the price of the prints increases over time. The original paintings are not for sale, they will have their own African Wildlife Museum open to the general public in the future.